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Table tennis final entertaining

PUBLISHED: 11:37 19 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:40 03 July 2010

The autumn handicap was held at Northgate with players drawn into four groups. Nine juniors entered and with handicaps/scaling down they used this to their advantage producing some hard-fought games.

The autumn handicap was held at Northgate with players drawn into four groups. Nine juniors entered and with handicaps/scaling down they used this to their advantage producing some hard-fought games.

Group A saw Alex Harley take top spot with six points followed by Mathew Current who tied with Colin Fortescue with four points but on count back took the runner-up spot.

Group B had Josh Baxter lead with six points and Alan Yardy, by defeating Ray Lee two straight, claimed

runner-up.

Peter Littleboy topped group C gaining seven points pushing Roy Pells to second spot with six- Martin Clarke won four, followed by Curtis Beales and Kevin Baker.

Brian Cunningham was the victor in group D with Thomas Baxter runner-up followed by David Sursham and Louis Woolston.

In the quarter-finals Peter beat Mathew two straight, Josh beat Roy again two straight, Alex had to fight against Thomas but won 20-21, 21-8, 21-18. Brian beat team-mate Alan in two straight.

Josh came out fighting in the semi-final taking the first game off Alex 21-18 but Alex took the next 21-14 . At 18-all in the third Josh gained the last three points to go through to the final.

The second semi saw Brian put out Peter - two straight.

The final was a good entertaining game Josh took the first 21-11 but Brian changed tactics using his vast experience to win the second 21-13. All to play for in the third. Brian took a lead and went to a 15-10 lead but young Josh fought back point by point to square at 15-all but two errors gave Brian the lead and he hung on to take the title 21-18.

The tournament officer and referee Edna Fletcher were in attendance.

League results: King's Church A had a good win over their B team

9-1. St Johns B scored eight against Burrage with Paul Wright winning three and Wally Ladmore and Darren Swann two each. Terry Shetliffe scored three and two each from David Willgoss and Chris Neave gave Dynamos an 8-2 victory over Police.

In Division Two, Mill Lane had a good win over Kings Church D, Josh Baxter and Colin Fortescue scoring maximums and Jackie Fortescue was pleased to win another two games.

Sam Gallant and Curtis Beales were the stars for Kings Church Crusaders winning three each - Brendan McManus took two when they met Mill Lane Beacons. Some of the games were very close and with a little more luck the losers could have had two more.

ENSFC B and Caister A played a very hard fought match with five of the games going to three. Caister were the winners seven games

to three.

Caister B had a good win over two-man King's Church C score 9-1.

Top-of-the-table Claydon and Telecom met and with four games going to three it was Claydon who took victory with a 6-4 score.

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